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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 23, 2008 10:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

10/10/76 Oakland Coliseum--we had never listened to this band at all . . . turned to my friend about 25 minutes into the show, both of us sharing an expression of bewilderment: El Paso? . . . after first hearing them sing it a LOOONG time earlier, they started singing Dancin in the Streets---again . . . a line in a song during the second set that stuck firmly in my mind for weeks afterward, yet not clearly enough so that I really knew what it was they were saying--it was more the rhythm of the phrase and the energy with which they sang it than the lyric itself--but which made itself clear when my friend bought the album, Garcia: "If the thunder don't get ya, then the lightnin will!" . . . after first hearing a couple of lines about playin in the band--daybreak on the land a LOOONG time earlier, then hearing them--again . . . and Johnny B. Goode

Oops--shared Memories (plural) when the question was about Memory (singular). Sorry

Much of my recollection was far too vague for me to understand the specifics of the show during the days, months, even years following because at the time when I first saw The Grateful Dead, I had no point of reference for me to form a whole lot of associative memories of it.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Feb 24, 2008 1:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

The hallways at Kaiser. The purple lights and lack thereof spelling messages against the equipment during drums/space.